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Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
to bash banks and that is as phony as a $3 bill. also a judge strikes down pennsylvania's voter id law and the obama administration is telling companies it is okay to disregard the law when it comes to handing out pink slips in advance to big budget cuts. all three happening before the election. mitt romney has finally put meat on the bones of his tax reform idea. he floated the idea of a $17,000 cap on tax reform reduction. >> you could say everyone is going to get up to a $17,000 deduction. you can fill that bucket if you will and higher income people might have a lower number. >> this is brand new stuff. we have howard dean former vermont governor and candidate. and let's look at this for a second. what do you think? a $17,000 cap on tax deductions for everybody as a way of being fair because the upper end would pay more. what do you think? >> i don't have a problem with the eidea of deductions. here you are. you guys are talking about the private sector all the time. so, i've been convinced because of the high rate of canadian home ownership, i'm not convinced of doing away with ch
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
protection project. ms. rotunda is a former army jag attorney and a military law pro first at chapman university. kendra, welcome. >> thank you. >> what's going on here? are you saying in this that the absentee ballot process which supposedly was improved by law is not working? and so the men and women can't vote? >> it's not working and it's not working because the pentagon simply is not following the law. they're ignoring federal law. they're supposed to have military voter registration on federal bases and they're just not doing it. and it's leading to what we think are going to be record lows in military rovoter turnou by as great as 70% dips in key states like virginia and ohio. >> if i were a cynic, if i were a cynic i would say this is because polls show 60% of military voters vote republican. now, would i be too cynical? >> you know, who knows? but what really matters is it doesn't matter how they vote, it matters that they vote. and this is clearly frustrating their right, their opportunity, to be able to cast a ballot this election year. and the pentagon frankly seems not to
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
? >> well, it would make it very challenging. in fact, we have an emergency manager law used, but when it's used it's a major help to prevent bankruptcies and other challenges. that's also on the ballot. this would override that and leave us in a spot where communities might have bankruptcy as an option, and that's a very bad answer. >> governor, let me just ask you, what are the mechanics of this thing? in other words, if they get collective bargaining as a matter of state constitutional rights, does that undo all of your reforms as you call it to the michigan comeback? does that give the unions power even over the state legislature? is it that bad? >> it would in many aspects take us back in time and give a lot of power to unions in terms of the negotiating process and really wipe out a lot of benefits we have. we're the comeback state. we've gone through tough recessions before. we need to keep going. that's where i encourage our citizens to get out there look at the details of this and vote no on proposal two. >> will this bring out a bigger turnout? i've seen recent polls that show t
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
.s. laws. it is likely to become fodder for the u.s. presidential campaign, and there was a big piece -- >> on "60 minutes" and "wall street journal" and chavez won. >> apparently this is just a rumor, the bls the entire of bureau labor statistics from here was flown down to venezuela to monitor the election. >> the chicago guys were thrown down. >> ba-dum-boom. let's get to the story, the venezuelan president hugo chavez as joe was just saying -- >> 54-45. >> comfortable election victory that could extend his rule to 20 years. the next election isn't officially for six years but you had tens of thousands of ecstatic supporters flooding the streets around the presidential palace in downtown caracas, pumped their fists in the air and started shouting chavez's name. enrique capriles, he was beat by more than nine points. it will extend a wave of nationalizations and continue his support for left wing allies. we've heard how important this is for cuba, he has billions at his fingertips because of the oil produced there. this is the country we think has the biggest oil reserves in the wor
CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
a jobs on another front. some republicans say the white house is bending labor laws for votes. senator john mccain is with us live. we'll talk about that and more with the last time presidential candidate on the gop side and the age old debate wall street bankers are they overpaid and are more cuts ahead. we got that and more top of the hour, jobs. >> sounds great. not often a finance minister is laughed at when tlifrg a speech but that's exactly what happened to spain's finance minister when he told a crowd in london that his country doesn't need a bailout. he was speaking to students at london school of economics and they chuckled at that. nevertheless the euro moving above 1.35 versus u.s. dollar. boris, good to see you. what do you make of the situation with the euro, with merkel going to greece next week, walking in to the lion's den. messy day. >> yes. but i think ultimately what you have to take away from this week is when draghi came out and said don't mess with me. basically there's a coalescing of ideas in the eurozone now around the ont and esm where most of the european key
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
of america decided to take the money. then they had to go to an equity law firm. this is encouraging to me. i would think this actual bailout is one that says, we are now past, the pig is much further along. you don't want a python swallowing a pig, but it's going to follow it when it is finished. >> words to live by, jim. words to live by. >> i think about that often, actually. >> we just listened to an incredible hour of television on "squawk box" with zell talking about what he's seen in the economy, talking more about corporate i.t. upgrade cycles. here's what zell said not too long ago. >> nobody wants to make commitment to be on tomorrow. we run a company that does a lot of corporate enterprising installations. and one of their triggers is when the enterprise projects start getting delayed, we are heading for a recession. and that's exactly what you're looking at right now. >> when the enterprise project starts getting delayed, we are heading for a recession. that collides with the calls we are seeing regarding cisco right now. jim, channel checks going on? >> cisco, morgan stanley put
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, president obama's done a much better job in enforcing the trade laws than we've ever seen before. he's pushed china. he just won three cases. he won a case on pipe to put thousands of people back to work. he won a case of tires that put people back to work. and he just filed one on auto parts. look, mitt romney's talk is cheap. he'll go back to this -- he's working on currency. we're all working on currency. mitt romney will go back to the same paradigm that we had before. signing agreements that are good for wall street but not good for main street. >> even though this tax increase that we're about to see is going to increase taxes for anybody making more than $250,000. >> which tax increases you talking about? >> the fiscal cliff issue as we see the tax cuts expire at year end. >> well, the president said he wants to continue those tax breaks for people earning less than $250,000. it's the republicans that say no, we won't give anybody anything unless the millionaires and billionaires get their tax cut too. they don't need -- they need to pay their fair share. and we -- >> thanks,
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 1:00pm EDT
law enforcement agencies. they claim, at least, that huawei may be in violation of certain laws. we'll see. again there is a great deal of conjecture in today's report but you you need to sort of connect the dots to really get to the final conclusion that says, hey, these guys are really bad guys. that being said, it's a huge issue between the united states and china. not that we don't have many of them. we also talked to chairman rogers about that as well this morning. they are, as we all know, one of the largest holders of our debt. they are one of our largest trading partners. but this is an issue that many feel need to be elevated to that same level of importance when we talk to chinese leaders. >> david, thank you so much. bob, down to you. >>> there are several big american tech companies who are watching this showdown very closely with china. tech correspondent jon fortt in silicon valley looking at which companies stand to win and lose in all this. >> bob, the biggest, most obvious winner here is cisco because that's huawei's arch enemy in the networking space. cisco has acc
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm EDT
party. in fact, that's not the case. enterprise law in china requires a kfc china or walmart china or cisco china or hauwei to allow for the existence of a communist party committee within the organization. hauwei, like these other companies, allows for that existence. the communist party committee doesn't have any interaction with or influence on our business operations. >> but it's alleged by our investigators that the company did not cooperate at all with the investigation. is that true? and if so, why not? if there's nothing to hide, if the company did nothing wrong, why not cooperate? >> oh, that's a great point. the company cooperated immensely. we hosted the staff in washington in december and then in china in february and members and staff in hong kong in may, with our ceo. we responded to multiple ent interrogatories, delivered reams and reams of paper. while we were with transparency and good faith, we got a book-long press release that launched the investigation last november. >> they go into quite a lot of detail in the report itself, and a lot of it, hauwei, they say,
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
in a nutshell was allowing the banks to abuse certain laws in order to put in the books some interesting income actually as dividends. so they were paying less taxes. this is again manipulating somehow the laws. now the bank unicredit has actually plea bargained and has paid 265 million euros. the fraud was for 245 million is what these defendants are being accused of. and the bank did it not because they admit to wrongdoing, but because they did say that was just going to be a very long and drawn out case that they didn't want to have to deal with. on so now these defendants, 19 plus profumo. he says there was no wrongdoing and he's waiting with confidence that the justice system takes its course. note just in a few days, he is expected to take on more responsibilities at his new job which is chairman at italy's oldest and most troubled bank. he will expand his duties so he's being closely watched right now. back to you. >> all right. that's the late he is out of the trial in milan. we'll take a short break. still to come, american golfers feeling a little blue after the european stage an amaz
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
they're getting in a law. that's so important for milt romney in a debate. he has to bring people, he has to bring heart to supply side politics and that's what happened. this is the most important day in mitt romney's life, there's no question, david's going to remind us that obama is leading in the polls, this is really make or break. do you think romney will do it? do you expect to hear a sharp, clear message on lowering middle class tax rates, and do you think he'll do it? and a pro growth package. >> i these he'll make a passioned plea for the economic tax cuts he's already talked about. i don't think he's going to pound home that message. i think paul ryan did. maybe you'll see more from paul ryan in the vice presidential debate. i think he's going focus on regulation and all that stuff. >> let me ask you, a built of a warning to you. >> i will not gloat. i will never gloat. >> you may be right and that's okay. romney took a machete and lifted newt gingrich's head off. and later on romney took maybe a different cleaner machete and took rick santorum's head off. obama on the othe
CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to know. this is supposed to make people a lot of moo law. the only one problem, it doesn't. i call these kind of patterns love blankets. something to make you feel more secure. even as it's nothing more than a piece of clothe. like my baby when i was going out. give you comfort when there is no reason for it. nothing but a lovie blanket. check that. that's when the quarterback considers whom he should pass the ball to. >> hmm. >> i'm going to keep the ball myself. >> wow. >> ludicrous. okay. oops. here we go. ball, i'll just hold it. new york style and old london. here it is. always old london. a brand i know. american staples, particularly in the cramer house. i love this. i always have this. i have these in my closet. >> bagel crisps, and melba toast, which is what i feel like right now. greatest brand. j.j. flats, i'm j.j.c., these should be mine. i love these. >> i love melba toast. cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great nor
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
employees, even though the law dictates that they must. and today lockheed martin says it won't issue layoff notices before the election as it had planned to do. . it said it receivered assurances from the white house that the money would not be cut in january. how is that possible? aren't the costs mandatory if we hit the fiscal cliff? well, yes, but the administration could prioritize based on any criteria it chooses. perhaps it will make sure funds go to ensure that thousands of lockheed employees in northern virginia, a key swing state won't lose their jobs. but contract in states like georgia or alabama, well, those assurances may not come. that's just my observation. before we go, that will do it for the "closing bell" today. the market, of course, higher at the close but off of the best levels of the afternoon. hope you'll follow me on twitter and
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 1:00pm EDT
loses sunday's election. kerry? >> reporter: tyler, by law, today is the last date that candidates can campaign here today in venezuela. a huge rally. a pro-president hugo chavez rally is scheduled for right here in the capital, caracas, later today. supporters of president chavez say they believe the future of of this oil rich country is best left to president chavez's control. at 58 years old he's been a power here for 14 years. the opposition at 40 years old, young, energetic, some say a sexy candidate who believes the oil wealth here has been squandered. his promise to re-invest in the neglected oil infrastructure in this country to get more oil to market. of course, if that oil draws so much of the u.s. interest, opec estimates venezuela has the largest reserves of oil in the world. the country is currently the fourth largest supplier of oil to the united states. but experts say the industry which was nationalized under chavez has been neglected. maintenance issues and lack of investment explain why the oil output here has actually dropped 30% in the last decade. punctuating the p
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 3:00pm EDT
of what u.s. is all about. the rule of law, the free market system, even with all the blemishes of the last few years, and then the ability to succeed and the vision of columbus and what we're doing here with this parade is to raise millions of dollars, which we do every year, and give it back to individuals that want to have an equal opportunity through school. we give that money to students, thousands of them, maria, and that's why i'm doing this. i want to continue to help contribute. >> you constantly give back. the money raised, $2 million for scholarships for students, for grammar school, high school, college. were you -- were you on the phone at all? were you checking in with the office? i mean, the market is open. you've got $36 billion in assets under management. how did you take the day off? >> it's never too late to give, so everyone that's listening today, you know, take some of that capital gains and give it to a charity you like and make sure it's focused on education and whatever else you're passionate about. that's what counts. >> let me ask you about -- >> and b
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
a charter school law. we've only got about -- >> charter school law that says what in. >> that charter schools are allowed. we have ten states where you can't have a charter school, you can only have public schools, the standard. >> but the money we throw with at education, with what we spend if you did it the right way. >> we spend way more than anybody else. one of my sideline activities is running a charter school system out of arizona, we just opened our first school in washington, d.c., school name is basis. we've got two other top high schools in the u.s. in a ten-year-old charter school system. it's possible to do it. we don't hire teachers, we hire content experts for the classroom, we put some degree of tension in the classroom. we have international expectations. kids, we were all kids once, kids jump as high as you ask them to jump, and the basic problem in our education system is we set the bar so deangelo they don't have to work to get over it. >> put tension in the classroom? >> you pay teachers for performance, and you tell kids you don't pass the test, you don't move fo
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
by federal law, but what this question is on the ballot is basically saying that the rights of collective bargaining apply to all public employees, so let's take it one step further. what it really means is when it comes to michigan and the state government's ability to say, look, foodservice in the schools will be handled by private companies, bus transportation handled by private companies, what you're looking at is 2 to $3 billion in additional costs onto the state government in michigan calling collective bargaining a state protected right for state union employees, and so number one, this is a huge issue for the state of michigan. it is big for the governor. i think that if you look at what's happened in wisconsin, you're going to see hopefully the same level of success over in michigan. people understand that while we're -- >> we're a little short on time. i hate to cut you off here. there is going to be interesting questions at this week's debate and i would like to have you back next week to talk about it. thanks. >> i would love to. >> don't forget to watch the coverage of the fi
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
of the world. because people want to believe. people want to believe in the rule of law for business. there was a great hope in many of the same 200 business people would say something and he didn't. and people want to hear something that there are changes of a foot. >> which brings us back to that point and whether we'll get anything more this afternoon. >> well, jim is absolutely right. trading at almost 50% it is count to a country like brazil. there is substantial it is count that is the intrinic rush of russia. one of the steps that the government is taking is to really be more open, more transparent. this event with direct access to the heads of the government and there are also several key ministers joining us. it's a way to try to convince capital that of course there are some concerns, but there is also great opportunity for business in russia. conditions and valuations are extremely attractive compared to other bric countries. >> ricardo, thanks for that. jim, thank you, as well. >> thanks for having me on. >> jim o'neill. as far as european stocks are concerned, after good
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
violated some laws. how important is this, dave? >> it's important. chairman rogers was an important component of the piece we did early this month that was on chinese cyber espionage. it focused on huawei. a company discovered the chinese were in their system, nortel. they went out of business. some claim it's because of huawei. chairman rogers is trying to raise the alarm on this. i can only tell you from firsthand experience, so many ceos of fortunate 500 companies who would not come on the program that we did a number of months ago because they fear for their business in china have admitted to me face to face that their firewalls had been breached by the chinese, that they'd been informed of that by the fbi. and so by doing this, chairman rogers simply is able to raise a larger awareness of it. as for the huawei allegation, we'll see. we haven't seen the report yet and the specifics. >> the reason why the issue has been treated with -- this has been going on over the course of a decade at least. it's not just in technology. it's in other areas of business where intellectual prope
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
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